Tag: phenomena

Mar 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: Moon Beam

Picture of the Day: Moon Beam

MOON BEAM Photograph by Steve Nilsen In this creative shot, photographer Steve Nilsen shines his flashlight towards the moon as a beautiful halo is also seen encircling the moon. This phenomenon is known as a ‘moon ring’ or ‘winter halo’. It forms as light is refracted in millions of randomly oriented hexagonal…

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Feb 25, 2013

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

For those that live in colder climates where snow is an annual occurrence (Toronto, Canada myself), frost shadows are a fairly common sighting. But for our readers in warmer temperatures who perhaps never get to experience the joy (and pain) of a snowy winter, you may have never witnessed this phenomena. Recent posts on…

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Feb 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Casting an Upward Shadow

Picture of the Day: Casting an Upward Shadow

CASTING AN UPWARD SHADOW Photograph by PCloadletter26 on Reddit In this beautiful sunrise we see the shadow of Mt. Rainier being cast upward to the sky and clouds above. The photograph was taken by Redditor PCloadletter26 who says it was the last sunrise of 2012. The view is from Tacoma, Washington USA.…

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Feb 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: Trippy Ice Effect After Flood

Picture of the Day: Trippy Ice Effect After Flood

TRIPPY ICE EFFECT AFTER FLOOD Photograph by Willyyz on Reddit This interesting capture by Redditor Willyyz shows the after-effects of a flood that had passed through this forested area near Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. At first I thought it may have been a reflection but then realized it was…

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Jan 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: Aurora Over Whitehorse

Picture of the Day: Aurora Over Whitehorse

AURORA OVER WHITEHORSE Photograph by David Cartier Sr On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did…

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Jan 15, 2013

15 Ominous Photos of Dust Storms

15 Ominous Photos of Dust Storms

A haboob is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current. Haboobs occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world. They have been observed in the Sahara desert (typically Sudan, where they were named and described), as well as across the Arabian Peninsula, throughout Kuwait, and in the most arid…

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Jan 14, 2013

The Glass Beach in California

The Glass Beach in California

Photograph by Jef Poskanzer In MacKerricher State Park, near the city of Fort Bragg in northern California, you will find a beach littered with glass. Over decades of crashing waves the glass has been smoothed and rounded, transforming the shoreline into a colourful palette of pebble-like glass and sand. Photograph by Molly (teeping…

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